Between Cambrils and Montbrió del Camp is one of the best examples of romantic gardening in the Mediterranean. The Samà Parc is a mix of botanical garden, zoo and native forest, which today is still seducing its visitors thanks to the beauty and harmony of the whole and its delicate exoticism.
The developer of the park was Salvador Samà i Torrents, Marquis of Marianao, belonging to a Latin-American family who had settled in Cuba and who wanted to bring the atmosphere of the old colony to Baix Camp. The project was carried out by Josep Fontserè i Mestre, creator of the great cascade of the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona.
In 1881 he began planting in the Park with long rows of plane trees, mandarin trees, limes, horse chestnuts, water lilies, palms and yuccas, among other plant species. Later, the Park hosted animals from the Marquis’ private zoo which were exhibited in several enclosures and cages. Equally important in the composition of the Park are the architectural elements: the palace, the lake and the waterfall, the Pavelló dels Lloros (pavilion of the parrots) and the Torre de l’Angle (the angular tower) are the most notable.
Arrange a visit to stroll around the 14,000 m2 of exotic flora and fauna that exist in the Samà Park.